August 28, 2011

Day 5: Why so cheesy, Wonder Woman?

When word got out that Wonder Woman was being adapted as a television series, a lot raised their eyebrows in doubt. Much more when it was revealed that David E. Kelley would be its showrunner. A guy, famous for his procedural dramas, doing a superhero show? This was either going to be a hit or a miss for everyone involved.

Then the upfront happened and the show was never picked up. Reviews branded it as cheesy. I was heartbroken. I couldn’t believe it suffered the same fate as Aquaman (whose pilot I absolutely loved). But after seeing the WW pilot, I think I know why the network chose to pass on this. Wonder Woman had too much angst in her system you’d think her nostrils would flare everytime she spoke. Another nitpick was that there was no air of mystery towards Diana (her human alter-ego) because everyone knew she was WW. Superhero shows don’t work that way. There always has to be a thin line separating your personal life from your crime-busting pursuits.

It’s a pity, really, because I loved the cast. Adrianne Palicki and Justin Bruening need to be seen more on television. Granted that WW was picked up and the writing stayed the same, it would’ve been a complete and utter waste of their talent to stay involved with the project. A good project and a more coherent script is all they need to make it big.

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